Baithak – an acoustic concert with Bahauddin Dagar
Baithak, an acoustic concert series, creates an intimate space which embraces the subtle, unspoken moments between artist, instrument, and audience.
The concert will be hosted at the G5A Black Box which has been carefully designed for a pristine auditory experience.
Mohi Bahauddin is an exponent of the Rudraveena, which is an ancient classical musical instrument of India. He practises this instrument in the genre ‘Dhrupad’, which is the the oldest living vocal tradition of India and traces its roots to the SamVed.
Born into the illustrious Dagar family of Dhrupad musicians in 1970, Mohi Baha’ud-din first began his foray into Indian Classical Music at the early age of seven, training on the Sitar under the expert tutelage of his mother, Smt. Pramila Dagar. Once he’d finished three years of initial training, he received brief instruction on the Surbahar and was later introduced to the Rudra Veena by his father, Ustad Zia Mohiuddin Dagar; a legendary Rudra Veena maestro and his uncle, Ustad Zia Fariduddin Dagar; a renowned Indian classical vocalist from whom he later also learnt vocal music.
Bahauddin believes that Art is leisure and a medium of endless expression. Even though a format of systematic approach is recommended in a classical form, there is so much more to understand from expanding, bending, and reintroducing elements which enhance the medium of expression and beautify such art. This philosophy has been the basis of a rich Indian cultural heritage like Dhrupad along with other Indian Arts such as Indian miniature painting.